Driver rescued as car teeters over edge of bridge

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Some frightening moments after a car crashed through the railing of a bridge on the city west side early Thursday morning.

At 4:48 a.m. police were called to West 16th Street over White River near Lafayette Road. The eastbound car left the roadway and crashed through a section of bridge railing.

With the car teetering over the edge of the bridge, several IMPD officers sat on the trunk of the car while rescue crews pulled the woman driver from the car.

Police say the woman was alert and talking to emergency crews as she was taken to a nearby hospital. The car was eventually pulled back off the edge of the bridge.

The right lane of eastbound 16th Street was expected to be blocked by barricades until the bridge can be repaired. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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